In other, more interesting to this non-watcher news (though I will concede she's turned the talk show business on its head...she's sort of the Wal-Mart of talk shows, if you will? Like Wal-Mart, she offers a quality product for the most part, but she's killed all competition. Unlike Wal-Mart, however, that's not such a bad thing in her case.) Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur have undertaken the task of reviving the supper club tradition by hosting a complete evening of dining and entertainment on the far west side at - fittingly enough - Juliet Supper Club. Their evening (tonight, actually) is humbly named KINGS and includes an after-work drinks/dinner portion from 7 to 9pm, and then a party portion from 9 to far-too-late-for-this-working-girl.
I believe the picture above depicts the dessert course.
In other equally-more-exciting-than-the-end-of-Oprah-before-the-beginning-of-the-new-more-monopolistic-Oprah news, DJs Rich King and Michael T. are spinning tonight as guests for Mandy Graves and Jools Palmer's BASSMENT at Kings Cross on the Bowery (next to Bowery Bar, in the former The Slide space.).
This busy busy holiday weekend, both BASSMENT guests will be hosting/spinning big parties - Rich out in Fire Island for SUMMERSNAXX BY THE SEA on Saturday night, and Mr. T. at OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS: THE NEW ROMANTICS at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday night...a party I'll also be hosting, FYF style (whatever that means). Despite it being a New Romantics party, Nowhere's River and I are tasked with hosting a Bear Lounge and we have been asked to deliver bears giving LOOKS, so...you've got your work cut out for you, hirsute brutes! Or else you've got your hair to cut...whichever?
Special note: Were you to decide you'd like to visit Mr. T. and Mr. King at BASSMENT tonight, you'd be in the East Village already and thereby have an ostensibly easier time rolling to nearby fun at GOOD TIMES with Josh Sparber at Eastern Bloc, and also COCK & SOUL (with Mona Foot and Gant Johnson and friends paying tribute to Bjork) at The Cock.
Remember Sunday Best at BKLYN Yard? Well it's - for all intents and purposes - back in the form of MISTER SUNDAY at the same location starting this Sunday. It's 1) near my house, 2) A bucolic and beautiful setting in an enclosed sort of farmyard on the Gowanus Canal (far enough away to avoid contamination!) and 3) pretty fucking amazing as far as outdoor dance parties (or any dance party, really?) go. Most of all for this opening day, though? Four Tet will guest DJ alongside residents Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter. Yay!